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Changes to local authority powers and duties

Health protection, adoption and fostering, early years, children’s homes and postponed elections resulting from Coronavirus Regulations 2020

Understanding what constitutes a safeguarding concern COVER

Understanding what constitutes a safeguarding concern and how to support effective outcomes

The purpose of this framework is to offer support in making decisions about safeguarding concerns. It offers a framework to support practice, recording and reporting, in order to impact positively on outcomes for people and on the level of accountability for those outcomes.

End of life care: guide for councils COVER

End of life care: guide for councils

Councils have a key role to play in helping people to die well and with dignity. This guide sets out how councils in England can play that role. The focus of this guide is adults during the final 12 months of their lives but the general principles also apply to children and young people. End of life care is loosely defined as the last year of life, but accurate predictions are difficult, which makes planning, preparation and embedding good practice important.

Strengthening the role of advocacy in making safeguarding personal

Strengthening the role of advocacy in making safeguarding personal

This briefing offers support to those who have duties to commission and arrange advocacy services and to the advocacy sector in its delivery, including in defining both advocacy and Making Safeguarding Personal (MSP).

Social determinants of health and the role of local government

Social determinants of health and the role of local government

The examples and case studies detailed in this report express the opportunities for health improvement and what has already been achieved.

Digital innovation in adult social care: how we’ve been supporting communities during COVID-19

Digital innovation in adult social care: how we’ve been supporting communities during COVID-19

The Local Government Association (LGA) and Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) commissioned the Institute of Public Care at Oxford Brookes University to work with councils in capturing examples of social care digital innovation across local government in a new report.

Social care and obesity COVER

Social care and obesity

Obesity places high demands on social care and exerts significant pressures on costs and resources, yet it is often overlooked.

Councillor workbook: Health in All Policies and COVID-19 COVER

Councillor workbook: Health in All Policies and COVID-19

The workbook is designed to prompt reflection, insight and to identify actions to improve practice and support your work in adapting your approach to population health and the council’s public health resource in the context of COVID-19.

Practical examples of Making Safeguarding Personal from commissioners and providers of health and social care COVER

Practical examples of Making Safeguarding Personal from commissioners and providers of health and social care

This briefing offers examples of positive practice across four domains, namely how commissioners and providers engage with individuals and their families, support and develop their staff, promote and embed values-based leadership and culture, and work together.

community health and care discharge and crisis care model

Community health and care discharge and crisis care model: an investment in reablement

Supporting people at home (the ethos of Home First from hospital) and discharge to assess are approaches promoted through the COVID-19 Hospital Discharge Requirements first published in March 2020.